Java loads when option ticked off in firefox preferences




13 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Andrew Rawlinson, Unassigned)


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-GB; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4

When i visit a site that needs to load a java applet it will, even thou i have
ticked the box in firefox options to not load/allow the java appletes to load.

Also when closing firefox, it does not close the java console (the java logo in
the syst tray) and firefox stays open in the process list when you press ctrl,
alt and delete.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. In tools > otions click on web features and untick the enable java box.
Click on ok and you can close the browser and open it again or leave it open.
2. Visit a site that will load up a java application then it will.
3.visit the tools> options and web features and the box enable java box will now
be ticked.

Actual Results:  
Java became enabled even thou the option was ticked to not enable it.

Expected Results:  
It should have not loaded the java application and should have not made java
enabled in the options.

I have put the software severity to major as i belive this is a personal
security feature, as i myself and my staff only enable java when we need it as
the line of work we are in and the type of sites we need to visit on the
internet often load java apps to infect our system with viruses and
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511
Sun JVM Plugin 1.5.0_02
WFM in the following page:
We need more information. Is this happening in a particular page? Have you tried
changing other settings in the Options window? Perharps the config file is

Comment 2

13 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050524

WFM.  Reporter:  Can you tell us what page you are specifically seeing this on?

Comment 3

13 years ago
Config file is not read only, changing the setting to off, will make it stay
off, putting in on leaves it on but when you go to any page that wants to load
up a java app it will activate and allow the app to open.
it does happen on any page like or porn sites that like to load up
the java console to fill you up with downloaders etc.
There are no viruses, spyware, adware or browser helper objects on the computer
that can be creating this problem

I dont know any thing more specific i can give you, but if you need any thing
more specif i will gladly help.
It might me useful to know which JVM Plugin are you using. Version and distributor.

Comment 5

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #4)
> It might me useful to know which JVM Plugin are you using. Version and

Looks like I forgot to add that information as well, Sun JRE 1.5.2 was what I
had installed when testing.
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